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Tar Heel Editors Speak Out

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but what happens in Charlotte doesn’t, which is why we should pass on hosting Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention in 2020. Charlotte appears to be one of three finalists, along with Las Vegas, … more

Men Are From Mars

In a few short days I will have the honor of watching my oldest daughter, Christina, graduate from Western Carolina University with a fouryear degree and a ticket to join the workforce as an American workingclass citizen. Words can’t describe how … more

A Local Connection To Historic Event

You might not realize it, but there is a direct connection to the Indianapolis 500 and Campbell University. Before I give you all the details, let me give you a history lesson of sorts about the Greatest Spectacle In Racing, as it is called. … more

Mother’s Day

A Tribute To Our Moms This Sunday people all over the United States will celebrate Mother’s Day. If you Google Mother’s Day — because all good science begins with a Google — you will be inundated with ads promising the perfect gift for … more

A Look At Honorary Degrees

Disgraced comic Bill Cosby, now a convicted sex offender, is losing degrees faster than a garden thermometer in a midwinter snowstorm. Over the years, Cosby’s racked up roughly five-dozen honorary doctorates. Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins, Boston … more


Before And After Welfare Handouts Before the massive growth of our welfare state, private charity was the sole option for an individual or family facing insurmountable financial difficulties or other challenges. How do we know that? There is no … more


Two Ideas To Help To the editor: Someone said the president of the United States is the most powerful person in the western world. For some time, federal judges have proven that statement to be inaccurate. The president can issue an … more

Time For Ugly Labels To End

Here is a short list of prominent conservatives and independent thinkers who’ve been accused by their critics of being an “Uncle Tom” or some other vitriolic variation on the overplayed left-wing theme of being a traitor to their race or … more

Treat Each Other As Human Beings

Thousands of Confederate monuments dot the South and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. It’s nice when something pops up, as Paul Harvey used to say, to tell the rest of the story. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice … more

Housing Choices Reflect Political Divide

RALEIGH — There is a familiar kind of political argument that goes something like this: “I know we are politically divided. I think that partisanship has its place — but surely there is no need to make a partisan issue.” Different … more

Family Members Hold Valuable Memories

My wife recently embarked on sort of a family project to start recording some of the memories of her family, and it has opened some interesting doors into her past. It has made me realize that this is a noble venture because all of us have memories … more

A Progressive U.S.A.

What Would It Look Like? While the November elections may seem like a long way off, we need to be thinking about the consequences of those elections. As I have noted, Democrats running this year have been styling themselves as … more
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